Sports  December 07, 2016
Dortmund hold Real as Porto, Sevilla make last 16
DortmundBorussia Dortmund set a new Champions League scoring record in a 2-2 draw against Real Madrid on Wednesday while FC Porto and Sevilla claimed the two remaining last-16 spots.Dortmund made sure of top spot in Group F after fighting back from 2-0 down against defending champions Madrid, leaving the Spanish giants with theoretically a tougher draw to ...  Full Story
Higuain, Rugani strike as Juve secure top spot
JuventusGonzalo Higuain hit a slick, second-half goal and Daniele Rugani added a late second as dominant Juventus laboured to a 2-0 Champions League win over Dinamo Zagreb that secured top spot in Group H on Wednesday.With qualification for the last 16 already secure, Juventus welcomed the Croats looking for a repeat of their 4-0 romp in Zagreb in a bid to...  Full Story
Spurs sink CSKA to earn Europa League berth
Tottenham HotspurTottenham rounded off a frustrating Champions League campaign with a 3-1 victory over CSKA Moscow that secured the dubious consolation of a place in the Europa League.Mauricio Pochettino's side were already eliminated from the Champions League before Wednesday's final Group E fixture, but they finished on a high note with their first victory at Wem...  Full Story
Dortmund strike late, beat Madrid to top spot
Real MadridMarco Reus's dramatic equaliser two minutes from time ensured Borussia Dortmund beat holders Real Madrid to top spot in Champions League Group F with a pulsating 2-2 draw on Wednesday.With both sides already qualified, a double from Karim Benzema looked to have Real well set to leapfrog Dortmund and secure a home tie in the second leg of their last...  Full Story
Sevilla withstand Lyon assault to reach last 16
LyonSevilla are through to the last 16 of the Champions League for the first time in seven years after soaking up the pressure to draw 0-0 away to Lyon on Wednesday.Lyon -- who lost 1-0 in Seville in September and trailed the Spaniards by three points -- needed to win by two clear goals to go through at Sevilla's expense from Group H.But they could not...  Full Story
IOC braced for 'many more' cases of London doping
The IOC has retested more than 1,000 samples from the London and Beijing Olympics, aiming to detect performance-enhancing drugs that were not identifiable four and eight years agoRetesting of samples from the London 2012 Games is expected to reveal "many more" cases of doping, a senior International Olympic Committee official warned on Wednesday.The IOC has so far retested more than 1,000 samples from the London and Beijing Olympics, aiming to detect performance-enhancing drugs that were not identifiable four and eight year...  Full Story
Tokyo 2020 surfing, climbing sites get thumbs up
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach appears at a press conference after a meeting with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Organizing Committee on October 19, 2016Sites for the new sports of surfing, climbing, skateboarding, karate and baseball at the Tokyo Games were approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday.The Kujukuri beach in Chiba prefecture, 100km to the east of Tokyo, will see the first ever Olympic surfing event contested.Temporary structures will be built at the Aomi Urban ...  Full Story
France name Davis Cup skipper Noah as Fed Cup captain
Captain of FranceYannick Noah was named captain of France's Fed Cup team for the second time on Wednesday, just five days after having his contract as Davis Cup skipper extended by a year.The 56-year-old former French Open champion takes over the national women's team from Amelie Mauresmo who held the job from 2013 to 2016.Mauresmo stepped down last month after rev...  Full Story